Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New Feature: Colored Labels

You can now select a color for each label. Go to Project > Labels, select a label, then pick a color for it. The colors will show up wherever the labels are shown.

Try it out and let us know what you think.

Alvaro Carrasco
Lead Engineer

Monday, November 12, 2012

New Release: The Good and Bad

The Good

Late last week we performed a major Gravity update. It involved a migration to new infrastructure and a lot of changes to the code base. These changes improve performance and stability of the system, and also fix a number of minor issues. We also released a brand new search implementation (long time coming, I know) that greatly improves (fixes?) searching across projects.

We are very excited about these improvements and we have a lot more planned for the next few months. We'll dedicate some more blog posts to these updates in the next weeks.

The Bad

Our release and migration process did not go well. We expected very minimal downtime and almost no disruption to customers. Unfortunately, through out the release we suffered intermittent issues all across the site caused by faulty configurations and mistakes in the process. Since this released involved moving all of the data to new infrastructure, it was not practical to simply roll back the release hours after it happened at the risk of losing customer data. 

I would like to apologize to our customers for the interruptions. We know that you rely on Gravity for your business and these interruptions can be very disruptive. It is not what we had planned and we can definitely do better. 

We thank you for your patience, feedback, and continued support.


Alvaro Carrasco
Lead Engineer

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Labels Feature

We are very excited to announce that we've finally released the "labels" feature. To try it out just go to the project page then: Project > Labels.

On the surface, it is a replacement for categories that allows you to apply multiple labels to the same story.

But there's a lot more power to it should you chose to use it. You can define custom fields, acceptance tests, and tasks for a label. And when you apply a label to a story, the story inherits all of the attributes defined for the label.

We have more things planned too for this feature, but we also wanted to release it as early as possible to get it in the hands of our users.

It is much easier to use than it is to explain, so be sure to give it a try and let us know what you think.

Alvaro Carrasco
Lead Engineer

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Gravity: New Plans and Pricing

We are very excited to announce new plans:


  • 1 private project
  • 5 private participants

Standard - $10/month

  • 5 private projects
  • 20 private participants

Premium - $50/month

  • 30 private projects
  • 50 private participants

All of the plans include unlimited public projects and public participants.

At the moment, you can only get a paid subscription if you are running Google Apps™ on a custom domain and you "install" Gravity. Sign up here: Gravity Listing

We are working to expand the options later on.

If you signed up under the previous pre-launch plan of 3 projects for free, don't worry, you will continue to be on that plan until you decide to switch.

Let us know what you think or if you have any concerns.

Alvaro Carrasco
Lead Engineer

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Gravity Blog

Welcome to the new Gravity blog. Here are some of the things that have kept us busy:

New Plans and Prices

In the next few days we'll be announcing some new Gravity plans. If you're happy with the current one, don't worry, you get to keep it until you decide to switch.

New Features

We are working on a new feature called "Project Pages". The title pretty much says it all. It will be great for documentation, notes, etc. We are very excited about it.

We are also working to improve the way categories work. It will be more like "labels" (think gmail) and it will come with other capabilities (can't say too much :)

We also want to finish polishing our API and provide documentation for it.


We have fixed some issues that were reported and we are working on others. In particular we are going to improve the way sessions are handled, provide better support for multi-byte characters, better Google Apps integration, etc.

Please continue to let us know what you think, if you want some features, or if you have concerns. We LOVE getting feedback.

We'll continue to post to both the blog and twitter, so watch for updates.